Brave seven-year-old copes with illness

IT'S been a traumatic year for Daniel Lee-Walker.

Seven-year-old Daniel, who has autism, has been unsettled following a change of schools as well as coping with the day to day problems which his conditions causes.

His proud mum Anne-Marie nominated him for a Christmas Wish to reward him for coping so well with all the upheaval.

Mrs Walker, of Highfield Avenue, Meltham said: "Daniel was diagnosed when he was three-and-a-half and it's been a long, difficult road since then.

"He started at one mainstream school but really struggled because he didn't get enough support there.

"He started at Moldgreen Primary School in January and since then he's come on in leaps and bounds. He gets one-to-one support and is like a different child."

Daniel loves trains and Mrs Walker, who is expecting her second child in January, said a train ride with Santa would make him very happy.

She has recently been married and says although her new husband is marvellous with Daniel, the change and a house move have all added Daniel's upset.

Huddersfield Pendragon Round Table, which grants wishes with the Examiner as part of the campaign got in touch with the Kirklees Light Railway at Clayton West, who were only too happy to oblige.

So Daniel, his mum and grandparents enjoyed a special ride on the little train and Daniel got to tell Santa his present wish list.

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